• Food
    La Pilareta

          A few years ago we were living in the very centre of the city in a huge flat with great views across the city. As a consequence, we were suddenly more popular as a stop-off destination. We had many a fun weekend with visitors glued to the view and the events happening […]

  • Editorial
    Agua de Valencia (Valencian Cocktail)

    AGUA DE VALENCIA: FROM AVANT-GARDE TIPPLE TO BOTTLED SUPERMARKET TRAVESTY Agua de Valencia was first concocted by erstwhile artist and barman Constante Gil, who started serving it in his bar, the now sadly defunct Cerveceria Madrid in C/ Abadia San Martin in 1959 in Valencia. The bar, with its live piano music and its alcoves […]

  • Food
    SUMMER AT LA OLA FRESCA WITH POLENTA TARONJA CRUNCH

    In the spring of 2018, Valencia celebrated the ‘València Ciudad Amable y el XV Congreso Ibérico La Bicicleta y la Ciudad’. ‘Ciudad Amable’ is an incentive from Andalusia, to promote the concept of a “friendly city”, with good public transport services, less traffic, nature and parks, sustainable tourism and safe cycling routes. Valencia with its […]

  • Food
    TASCA EMBRUJO DEL CARMEN

    SPANISH RESTAURANT: TASCA EMBRUJO DEL CARMEN Set on a quiet side street of the historic centre, ‘Tasca Embrujo del Carmen’ is a cosy and very welcoming Andalusian & Spanish restaurant. Throughout the year, you can enjoy dining on their flamenco-style terraza with the cathedral forming part of the rather sensual backdrop. Members of the ’24/7 […]

  • Food
    PETER ROCK RESTAURANT…NOW OPEN IN THE BARRIO DEL CARMEN!!!

    Peter Rock is an original concept of pioneering rock restaurant bar in Valencia. It has a cool & friendly vibe that recreates images of legendary rock stars and musical instruments… creating a warm and pleasant atmosphere to enjoy memorable moments with friends or family. At lunchtime, we have set a trend, given that all of […]

  • Food
    SWEETCORN SOUP WITH LICHIS & HUITLACOCHE…BY HELEN WESTWATER OF LA OLA FRESCA

    As the heat rises, June’s recipe takes its inspiration from Mexican ingredients; a soup of sweetcorn that also uses the unusual ingredient ‘huitlacoche’, also known in English by the curious name of “Corn Smut” or “Devil’s Corn”. Without getting smutty, this is an extremely odd and unusual looking ingredient. It is actually a fungal disease […]

  • Food
    THE ARCHETYPAL VALENCIAN DRINK…HORCHATA!

    The warm days are upon us so it’s time for a long, cool drink. Valencia has two of its very own. Well, ‘Horchata’ was invented in the Sudan and ‘Agua de Valencia’ is really just Buck’s Fizz with a twist. However, let’s not get caught up with details, these days they are both considered as […]

  • Food
    WHY VALENCIAN ROSADOS ARE A GOOD BET IN 2018

    We are sure that we have commented before on why Valencian Rosado wines are a must drink in Summer. This has mainly been because it is simply too hot to drink red wine between June and September. Rosados enjoy the body of red wines but the acidity and freshness of white wines and we have […]

  • Food
    VALENCIA VERMOUTH

    ‘La Hora del Aperitivo’ The Rising Trend of Valencian Vermut Valencia has long been the City of ‘Gin Tonics’! But now the trend for aperitifs has grown and Vermut is making its way back. The bitter sweet drink is on the rise and on the shelves of many bars in Valencia again. Historically, there used […]

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